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“Fake News 1940” The Me 209 in propaganda use!

The phenomenon of "fake news", which is quite a popular term today, has existed before. As not surprising as this statement is, it becomes as catchy when you stand in front of a concrete example: the Me 209 V4 shown here as a model may be consid[...]

Me 209 V1: a dwarf on speed

755.138 kilometres per hour is an impressive speed- and that flight performance with which the Me 209 V1 shown here set a world speed record on 26 April 1939, which was to last until 1969. At the controls of this fragile and difficult to fly r[...]

Not another Mustang! Or: why it is always worthwhile to build a classic again.

With well known aircraft types, the model building enthusiast may be inclined to quickly think "not again..." and then quickly turn away interest. The thought, however, that every single aircraft was connected with individual fates could at leas[...]

Very Gerry Anderson! A real plane that seems to have stepped out of a “Thunderbirds” movie!

"Very Gerry Anderson": this comment could be read in a model building forum where this model building project was presented. After a short pause for reflection and some research I soon realized how accurate this comment is. The VJ 101 really see[...]

The Saab Safir by Heller – a flying gemstone in gentlemen’s scale

The meaning of the type designation "Safir" should appear to me in the course of this project more and more suitable for this small model. Translated from Swedish it means "sapphire", so I learned to appreciate the seventy-two times miniaturisat[...]

Beauty is not a question of taste – at least with a Spitfire Mk.II!

Beauty is a matter of taste, as one so aptly says - that a Spitfire represents a formal aesthetic pleasure, only very few doubt it. I would like to make this remark at the beginning of this report, because also in the kit description a lot of vo[...]

A second Mustang ridden: Thoroughbred in British colors

Parallel to "Scooter´s Skeeter" I made a second Mustang out of the same kit. This time with retracted landing gear -and completely out of the box. Turning props have been simulated by transparent sheet and airbrush, decals are from the box. Of [...]

A tough ride: Mustang model-rodeo sponsored by Airfix.

This model building project proved to be a tough nut to crack. In order to adapt the kit to my expectations, some changes had to be made, the most important of which I will briefly address in the following: shortening of the main landing gear st[...]

Two shiny “little friends”: here comes the second one.

I did chose to build a RAF Mustang Mk. III, the decals have been taken from the kit. I hope you like the outcome and the pictures!

Two shiny “little friends”: here is the first one.

Recently, I have decided to once again tackle a rather problem-free construction. Having Airfix's 1:24 P-51 on my workbench and two 1:32 Mustangs from Revell and Trumpeter, I chose the Tamiya kit. A few etched parts from Eduard freshened up the [...]
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